NSU Florida to Host Mayoral Forum: “Governance in the Age of COVID-19”

NSU will host a virtual mayoral forum on Aug. 13

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Life Long Learning Institute (LLI) will host a panel of elected officials to discuss opportunities and challenges they faced governing during a pandemic. “Governance in the Age of COVID-19” will take place virtually on August 13 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and will be free and open to the community.

“Many seniors in South Florida have been isolated for months now and we wanted to reach out to this vulnerable population by creating an event that would connect them virtually and keep them informed of how their cities are managing during this pandemic,” said Linda Maurice, director of the LLI. “We look forward to the day when we can bring our older students back into the classroom, but until it is safe to do so this is a great alternative!”

As South Florida started to emerge as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, local leaders needed to take quick and decisive action and many decisions still need to be made as the situation evolves. This panel will give attendees insight into the policies and procedures that were implemented as well as how they collaborated locally and at the state level to guide Broward County through the crisis.

The panel will be moderated by South Florida journalist Bob Norman and will feature:

  • Joy Cooper, Mayor of Hallandale Beach
  • Dale V.C. Holness, Mayor of Broward County
  • Josh Levy, Mayor of the City of Hollywood
  • Dean Trantalis, Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale

To register for the event and submit questions for the panel, please email LLI@nova.edu. The meeting is limited to the first 300 registrants.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 15 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, the private JK-12 grade University School, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. With nearly 200,000 alumni across the nation and globe, the reach of the NSU community is worldwide.  Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.


August 7, 2020

Tasha Yohan